TOP OF THE WORLD

LARGE TUDOR MANSION WITH 85 ACRES PERCHED ON 1100 FT MOUNTAIN TOP

This exceptional property is located minutes from Warrenton, VA, and overlooks most of the northern range of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west with expansive eastern views as well. LINE-OF-SIGHT to Washington, Centreville/Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Manassas, Charlottesville and northern range of Blue Ridge from Charlottesville to Linden for communications purposes or relay signal purposes for tv, radio, telephone, etc.

FEATURES

  • ABSOLUTE PRIVACY - mansion located in center of 85 acre wooded property
  • HIGH SECURITY - alarms, electric gate and video system
  • 15,000 square feet on three levels
  • Wolf 48" dual fuel range installed with grill and griddle for chefs
  • Highest quality construction and materials throughout
  • 9 bedrooms and 11 baths (many with Italian tile)
  • Indoor Jacuzzi whirlpool baths
  • Large heated Grecian swimming pool with separate whirlpool
  • Finest double insulated windows throughout
  • Large great hall/ballroom with a fountain, huge glass dome skylight and a grand stone fireplace
  • Imported gold/crystal chandeliers
  • Separate his and hers baths in master suite
  • 3 floor elevator
  • Abundant storage areas
  • 9 fireplaces (many with Italian marble hearths)
  • Teak, white oak, marble, and Italian tile floors
  • Custom dark cherry cabinets
  • Six zoned heat pumps for heating and air conditioning
  • Commercial telephone switchboard and wiring designed to handle high call volume
  • Steel beam reinforced structure certified to withstand 125mph wind gusts
  • Comprehensive UL-listed lightning protection system
  • 3/4 mile paved driveway with electric gate
  • Built from 1980-84
  • Located in the prestigious hunt country of Fauquier County
  • About an hour to Washington, D.C.

CONTACT

Bill White 540-428-2071

PHOTOS

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GREAT HALL

LIVING ROOM & SUN ROOM

ELEVATOR & SWIMMING POOL

WESTERN VIEWS

 

Further considerations

Mountain contour:   Gives great security and privacy by its very shape and contour.
    No one can build in mid-air next  to you.   Living on a mountain-top is like getting
    a thousand acres of privacy for free--- only better!
Crisp, clean air:  Breathe fresh, clean, clear and crisp air year-around.   Unlike valley and
    pasture areas where smoke and pollution settles-- even from miles away--    
    mountain-tops always have fresh and clean air circulating across them.
Blue skies and sunshine:   Mountains over 1,000' in elevation often have clear blue
    skies while valleys and pasture areas are clouded with fog and rain.  One can
    amazingly look down on a rug of clouds obliterating the valleys and have sunny
    skies overhead.  Truly, inspiring!!!
Chef's kitchen and eating area with breath-taking Blue Ridge view.   SubZero ref/freezer
    and the latest in high-end appliances, granite counter-tops, a huge 5' x 7' island for food preparation and
    entertaining,  and a bar area!!!   Custom cherry Wood Mode cabinetry with many utility options-- including a butler's          serving cart on wheels with drop leaf extenders. Look down on the pool or pond where eagles soar overhead and
    abundant wildlife thrives in every direction.
Very rare black walnut from the house site:  Used to trim much of the fireplaces and
    detail.   Many add'l trees on site.
Modern age construction:  Unlike many of the manor houses in the hunt country, this
    house was built in the last 25 years by a world reknown architect.  The framing wood
    Douglas Fir was all brought from the west coast and much of the house is built of
    steel and can withstand a force wind of 125mph plus!!!  The floors all have felt under
    them to stop noise.  All heat/ ac zones are insulated for temp and noise. 
UL Master Label:   Only one of a hand full of houses in the country to be awarded the
    prestigious Master Label for lightning protection displayed in the panel room.
A real mountain:  USGS only recognizes mountain over 1,000' as real mountains in
    the U.S. and then allows names for them.   The name of the mountain in Prickly
    Pear Mountain (elev 1,050') and the house site is twice the height of the Washington
    Monument.   The views are 10 times better!!!
History:  The mountain was a Civil War signal post.  Also Wallace Simpson stayed
   on the site with the Manley family while she was waiting for her divorce to marry
   Edward the VIII of England.
Many of the most revered presidents and industrialists have enjoyed their mountain-tops "as a great
   escape to peace and tranquility" including: Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson, Randolph Hearst,
   and G.W. Vanderbilt of "Biltmore" fame-- the largest home in the country.
Wildlife Land Trust of the U.S. Humane Society has a conservation easement on the property to
    protect all wildlife and the pristine mountain and streams.  This keeps the mountain peaceful and
    undisturbed and very quiet.
Note:  Conservation easement is a recorded easement and can be sent to client upon request.